Every so often you stumble across a movie that turns out to be far better than you anticipated. Veronika Decides To Die is one of those. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar (The last time I saw her, she was stabbing long-teethed sun-haters for a living) and Jonathan Tucker and David Thewlis and a few others I didn’t really recognize. Both Sarah and Jonathan surprised me with very good acting, further emphasized by the mesmerizing filmography, similar in style to the brilliant Blindness (2008) and the belgium movie Blind (2007).
The movie starts without much introduction in Sarah’s home, her attempting suicide. For a moment it leaves you wondering why she tries, but the movie gives you an answer to that question soon enough, albeit without all too many words. Overall I must say the movie managed to answer all question that would come up at one point or another, which is very nice for a change.
I enjoyed the movie from beginning to end. The story was inspirational, the acting superb and the filmography breath-taking. There’s an underlaying message in this movie that I think everyone should be reminded of every now and then. Check out the movie, you won’t regret it.